NSW Mentoring

Following on from the success of NAWIC’s largest and most successful Mentoring Program last year, we are pleased to announce that the NAWIC NSW 2019 Mentoring Program has officially launched and applications are now open for both mentees and mentors.

The program is being generously supported by Laing O'Rourke for the 2nd year and will continue to be facilitated by industry expert in coaching, mentoring and leadership; Annette Grey of Director of Growth Coaching International.

For full details on the program visit https://www.nawic.com.au/web/chapters/NSW/NSW_Mentoring.aspx

About the Program

The purpose of the Mentoring Program is to extend women’s networks and provide them with a point of contact in the construction industry from whom they may gain advice or discuss industry and work related issues.

NAWIC will attempt to match up Mentors and Mentees based on age, experience and goals rather than profession so that the focus of each relationship is on personal and professional development rather than technical knowledge.

Anyone is eligible to join the program as a Mentor, male or female, provided they have at least five years’ experience in the construction industry.

Mentees must be female NAWIC members of all ages, experience and time in the construction industry.

Should you have any queries or need any assistance to complete you application please contact the NAWIC NSW Mentor Committee on nsw.mentoring@nawic.com.au

Applying as a Mentee

Our program operates thanks to volunteers who share their time and experience. For this reason, NAWIC expects a high level of commitment from mentees throughout the year.

We aim to accept circa 40-50 mentee applications, based on the selection process outlined below*.

Selection criteria:

  • Only detailed and complete applications will be considered.
  • Timing of all applications is given the first priority – the first 40 fully complete applications are guaranteed a spot.
  • Previous applicants who were not accommodated in the previous year are also considered a priority.

Sadly, we will also not be able to accommodate repeat applicants. However, if it has been 3 years or more (prior to 2016) since you last participated in the NAWIC mentoring program as a mentee, then we will consider your application, subject to the above criteria and availability.

To apply as a mentee please email a completed Mentee Application, and a copy of your resume to email

The cost of the participation in the Mentoring Program 2019 is $195.00 for Mentees only (there is no cost for Mentors to participate). Included in this cost are tickets to attend the 4 mentee events during the course of the year which include professional mentor coaching and networking opportunities over drinks and canapés.

Mentoring Program Fee (Pay Here)

Applying as a Mentor

NAWIC appreciate that the quality of our mentoring program relies upon the quality of our volunteer Mentors. Whether you are a first-time mentor or have many years of experience, we are able to offer the support of a structured program providing guidance and encouragement throughout the year.

Anyone with at least five years’ experience in the construction industry, male or female, is eligible to mentor. We are always looking for strong mentors, so please do spread the word amongst your peers and colleagues.

NAWIC can offer our volunteer Mentors the following benefits: 

  • Invitation to our Mentoring and Coaching Development Workshop to learn the skills needed to be a good mentor delivered. This workshop will be delivered by our professional mentor coach
  • Tickets for 5 mentor program networking events with complementary drinks and canapés.
  • Recognition at the 2019 Awards for Excellence
  • A support pack to work through with your mentee

The feedback from our mentors shows the value they receive:

“I’m ready to sign-up for another year, I feel like I learn just as much if not more than my mentee!”

“As a male mentor, it’s been so valuable to hear and really understand the challenges that women are really facing in the industry. As a leader, I’ve taken these insights back to my leadership team to help my own organisation be better and stronger with our diversity strategies.”

“I’ve been acting as a mentor for nearly 20 years and the program that NAWIC runs has been the first time I’ve had real training on what is means to be a mentor versus a coach.”

To apply as a Mentor please email a completed Mentor Application Form and a copy of your resume to email

Key Dates for your diary

Date Activity

14 December 2018

Applications open for Mentors and Mentees

3 February 2019

Applications Close

Early February

Successful Applicants notified of further program details

05 February 2019

Mentoring and Coaching Development Workshop for Mentors Only

21 February 2019

Program Launch for Mentors and Mentees

16 May 2019

Mentor Check-in and Mentee Knowledge Share followed by informal catch-up

07 August 2019

Mentor Check-in and Mentee Knowledge Share followed by informal catch-up

21 November 2019

Let’s Celebrate! Wrap-up and Program Conclusion

*Dates subject to finalisation



The 2019 Mentoring Program is proudly sponsored by: